• Grant recipients including Occidental Petroleum, NOV, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M, Intellicess and several others, met in Houston on June 6th at the Oxy campus to kick off their Department of Energy Geothermal project. Dubbed “GLADE,” for Geothermal Limitless Approaches to Drilling Efficiencies, the project will be focused on dramatically increasing the Rate of Penetration in what is typically known to be extremely difficult drilling conditions.